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    Re: Calumet Question: CC 400: rising front slips down after releasing knob

    OK, That was the problem. The fork wasn't quite reaching the pinion gear teeth. The screw the fork assembly is attached to didn't look loose, but tightening it did the trick. Works fine now. Thanks, y'all !
    --bob
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    Re: Calumet Question: CC 400: rising front slips down after releasing knob

    I somehow missed that finger looking at mine and assumed it was a key on the inside, thanks Jon. In an effort to redeem myself I took the guard off and took a couple of photos for you. Mine has a couple of washers under it which, assuming yours has them, could maybe be taken out to lower that finger if yours is exceptionally worn. Otherwise, a replacement should be easy to make.

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    Re: Calumet Question: CC 400: rising front slips down after releasing knob

    This part looks easy enough to make if you go to the home store to the section that sell screen door parts, find some bracket material, then if you have a vise to bend it to an angle, and a grinder to shape end into a point to fit into gear...

    Shouldn't be too hard to do...

    Steve K

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    Re: Calumet Question: CC 400: rising front slips down after releasing knob

    Yes, I bet the washers were designed to be removed for wear

    Another fix may be to find a welder to add a tiny bit of metal and grind to fit

    I no longer have a welder, but some like a weird little project that takes 5 minutes, and usually free
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    Re: Calumet Question: CC 400: rising front slips down after releasing knob

    Another possibility is to make a flat plate out of a piece of steel, with a tapped hole hanging over the end, where a set screw (with a nut to secure it) goes down to the gear and tapered tip engages gear...

    Steve K

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